Trump And His Supporters To John Quincy Adams: We Reject You!

When Trump and his supporters reject Cruz for urging people to vote their conscience, they also reject the words of one of our most faithful and longest-serving founders:

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

— John Quincy Adams Continue reading “Trump And His Supporters To John Quincy Adams: We Reject You!”

PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Unless There Is A ‘Turning Point,’ The Past Must Be Our Guide

“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

— Patrick Henry

When we try to determine what will happen in the future, or evaluate what a given person tells you they plan to do in the future, we should always let the past govern our judgment.  This is because the past is not only our best, but our only guide to the future.  If something has always lead to a given result in the past, then we have absolutely no reason to expect it will end any differently in the future (socialism is the perfect example: no matter what the form, it always collapses within a generation).  The same applies to individuals: if their past shows a pattern of deception and/or broken promises, then we should just assume they will continue that pattern in the future.  Continue reading “PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Unless There Is A ‘Turning Point,’ The Past Must Be Our Guide”

Trump Is Telling World Cruz Is Correct To Distrust Him, But Trump Supporters Refuse To See Anymore Than Obama’s Or Hillary’s

My last post explained how logic dictates that those Trump supporters who booed Cruz for urging people to vote for those who will uphold the Constitution actually demonstrated they do not care about principles, the rule of law or the Constitution.  I caught a lot of hate for saying that, but I was correct.  Trump and the majority of his supporters do not care about the Constitution or the rule of law.  That means they are no different from the Democrats — none!  But — this time — before you tell me how wrong I am — understand that it is Trump saying he does not care about the Constitution!  Here’s the story: Continue reading “Trump Is Telling World Cruz Is Correct To Distrust Him, But Trump Supporters Refuse To See Anymore Than Obama’s Or Hillary’s”

LESSONS IN LOGIC: Trumpeters Booing Cruz An Admission They Are No Different Than Hillary Supporters

Folks, let’s be clear: Hillary Clinton is an un-indicted criminal who will not be prosecuted simply because the political apparatus in this country is corrupt beyond repair.  That said,Trump is not the answer, either, and the reaction of Trump supporters to Ted Cruz’s speech last night proves it.  Here’s how logic dictates that this is true. Continue reading “LESSONS IN LOGIC: Trumpeters Booing Cruz An Admission They Are No Different Than Hillary Supporters”

APPLIED LOGIC: The Tyranny In Glenn Beck’s Words

Before I address some glaring contradictions in the things Glenn Beck has been telling his audience about Mormonism and Islam, I want to stress this point once more:

I do not ‘hate’ Glenn Beck.  I still find value in the things Glenn Beck brings to the public discussion.  I just believe that someone has to offer sound rebuttal to his spiritual blindness and logical inconsistency.

So, with that said, let’s discuss Beck’s position on his religion and that of Islam. Continue reading “APPLIED LOGIC: The Tyranny In Glenn Beck’s Words”

PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: A Person’s Actions Outweigh Their Words

This is a basic principle for anyone who seeks to live a  rational and self-disciplined life.

I have written that reason dictates we should take people at their word.  However, in that blog post, I also provided a condition to this rule.  When a persons actions contradict their words, it may be cause to disregard what they say in favor of what they do.  However, as with most things, there are conditions to this rule, as well. Continue reading “PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: A Person’s Actions Outweigh Their Words”

PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES: WARNING! Failed Coup In Turkey Is Harbinger Of The Beginning Of The End!

I know that People have been saying the end is near since before Christ ascended into heaven.  So I know the natural tendency is to dismiss the warnings and label those who sound them as ‘crack pots.’  But before you do this with me, please read this post.  Things are different this time.  For the first time in history, we have been given the keys to understanding the prophecies which the Lord sealed.  If you know those passages, then you know that this is the last generation.  Please, I beg you, read this post all the way through, and do not take any of it lightly.  If you do, you just might find that what the world has always thought was crazy people reading things into vaguely worded fairy tales are actually supernaturally accurate prophecies of the times in which we are living today! Continue reading “PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES: WARNING! Failed Coup In Turkey Is Harbinger Of The Beginning Of The End!”

FORMS OF TYRANNY: ‘Labeling’ Is A Form Of Tyranny

This post is about something which took me my entire life to understand, and with which I am still struggling.  Knowing something is wrong and training yourself to undo life-long habits so you do not do it are two entirely different things.  It also does not help that this is a rather complicated issue.  This is why I ask that the reader please stay with me, so that I can explain it to the best of my ability before you draw any conclusion.  This is all I can ask, but I hope you’ll give me a fair hearing as this is an important issue — especially in the times in which we now live. Continue reading “FORMS OF TYRANNY: ‘Labeling’ Is A Form Of Tyranny”

PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: Definitions Are Fixed

From my blog on Natural Law, The Road to Concord:

A fundamental principle of Natural Law is that definitions are fixed.  Once a thing is defined, it does not change.  If it does, then it is not the definition that has changed, but the thing itself, in which case, the definition is still fixed, it just no longer applies to that thing.  While this may sound confusing, it is not.  And while it may not seem important, it is imperative to everything we do.  Please allow me to explain. Continue reading “PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: Definitions Are Fixed”

PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Until Their Actions Contradict Them, You Must Take People At Their Word

This is a basic principle for anyone who seeks to live a  rational and self-disciplined life.

We should take people at their word.  When we hear someone tell us they are going to do something, we should never dismiss what they are telling us.  Always assume they are telling you the truth and mean what they say. Continue reading “PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Until Their Actions Contradict Them, You Must Take People At Their Word”

Trump Is Proving My Assessment Of Him Correct –He’s A Hitler In The Making!

I have said that I cannot support Trump because he has to many similarities with Adolf Hitler (the 1930’s Hitler — before he started WW II).  Well, if you are a Trump supporter, you are not going to be happy with this post, either.  That is because, the longer we watch him, the more Trump has proven that my concerns are warranted (or as Trump would say, he keeps proving me right).  Have you seen this yet? Continue reading “Trump Is Proving My Assessment Of Him Correct –He’s A Hitler In The Making!”

PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: ANYONE Who Appeals To ‘Crisis Or Emergency’ As A Reason To Suspend Rights Is A Tyrant!

From my other blog, The Road to Concord:

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If we are to be free and self-governing, we have to understand something: liberty is not safety!  In fact, a free people will never be a safe people.  This is because there will always be people looking to enslave those who are free.  Those who seek to rule over others are tyrants — period!  There is no “yes, but:” they are tyrants and all tyrants are enemies to liberty, and to mankind in general.  Which brings us to another hard fact we need to accept:

ANYONE — and this means ANYONE who appeals to some ‘crisis’ or ’emergency’ as a justification for taking away the rights of free individuals is a tyrant! Continue reading “PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: ANYONE Who Appeals To ‘Crisis Or Emergency’ As A Reason To Suspend Rights Is A Tyrant!”

The Five

This is a post from a friend of mine.  He owns The Rio Norte Line blog.  While TRNL is more politically focused than I am, with this post, my friend is right in line with the theme of The OYL.  I urge you to give it a read…because he is correct!

“What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

What follows is less than a scholarly tome. It is an accumulation of thoughts gleaned from a lifetime of personal observation and study, so I only propose it as something to think about. Continue reading “The Five”

LESSONS IN LOGIC: How To Spot The Insanity Sweeping The Western World

The attack in Nice, France was an act of Jihad by a devout Muslim — period!  Anyone who disagrees is either ignorant, part of the greater Jihad or a victim of the insanity which has gripped the Western world for nearly a century, if not more.  I was listening to Glenn beck, who wrote the book, “It is about Islam,” and former CIA analyst, Buck Sexton. Both of these men claim to be experts on Islam.  Sexton was even part of the CIA effort to protect this nation against Islamic terrorism.  Yet, for all their knowledge, both of these men remain ignorant of Islam.  The problem is it is not innocent ignorance, but a willful ignorance.  This means they are caught up in the insanity that is destroying the Western world, and all because we have forgotten how to apply something as simple as a definition.  So, for the nth time, I want to try to explain how this works so you can share it with anyone you encounter who has also been seized by this insanity. Continue reading “LESSONS IN LOGIC: How To Spot The Insanity Sweeping The Western World”

LESSONS IN LOGIC: Factual To Claim Obama Is Intentionally Stoking The Flames Of Racial Strife!

This post is a simple lesson in applied logic.  It is intended to show that Obama is intentionally trying to cause racial strife in America.  Here is how logic tells us this is a fact, and not just an ‘opinion:’

First, you need to know some facts.  By ‘fact,’ I mean things that actually are and cannot be disputed, debated or ignored.  In this case, I am going to present you with the official FBI statistics on violent crime broken down by the race of the offender and the victim.  You’ll find this information here:

CRIME IN THE UNITED STATES, 2013

Next, we look at some charts that give us a picture of the same information according to the DOJ:

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And then there is this:

The real racial bias: Cops more willing to shoot whites than blacks, research finds

“In other words,” wrote James and her co-authors, “there was significant bias favoring blacks where decisions to shoot were concerned.”

[This means the police were less likely to shoot at blacks, not more likely.]

The Color of Crime

Major Findings

  • The evidence suggests that if there is police racial bias in arrests it is negligible. Victim and witness surveys show that police arrest violent criminals in close proportion to the rates at which criminals of different races commit violent crimes.

  • [This means the police arrest people in direct proportion to who is committing the most crimes, so, if they are arresting more blacks, then more blacks are committing crimes.]

Now we make some simple observations:

Blacks are killing whites in disproportionate numbers.

Whites are killing blacks at a lower percentage than we would expect just from a statistical spread (blacks are 12% of the population, but whites are committing violent crimes against blacks at a rate of less than 11%).

OBAMA KNOWS ALL OF THIS!

He is the President, the FBI and DOJ work for him, and he gets their briefings.  Therefore, we should assume Obama knows these numbers.  And if he doesn’t, then we can still hold him accountable and act as though he does — because he should.  It is his job to know!

Finally, we apply simple logic:

If the President makes public statements that give the impression that the police are racist, or that whites are racist, HE IS LYING!  It is not his ‘opinion.’  HE IS LYING!

Why can we say this?  Because, unlike the average person, Obama has the facts.  As President, Obama knows that the actual evidence from his own FBI and DOJ does not support his claim!  This means, when he says there is evidence of racism in the police force, or the white population in general, he is intentionally lying.

Now, if a person goes on national television and intentionally makes remarks that give people the impression that the police are racist, or that all whites are racists, he is intentionally fanning the flames of racial strife.  Folks, that is illegal!  According to U.S. law, it is called inciting or attempting to incite a riot and/or violence and, if we were not dealing with a President who hides behind the color of his skin, this could also link Obama directly to the deaths of any officer or white murdered by blacks as a result of Obama’s words.  But then, that would only apply in a nation where the rule of law reigns supreme.  Sadly, under Obama, this is no longer the case.  Under Obama, we live by the rule of men, not the law.

Oh, one other logical observation.  When you live under the rule of men, and a black man is in charge, and this same black man is claiming that whites are the source of the social violence in that society and then uses the law against whites, then you do have racism on your hands, BUT THE BLACK MAN IS THE RACIST!  Remember, Obama is one of the very same black men who told us you cannot be racist if you do not have power.  Well, white do not hold the power in this country anymore.  The President and Attorney General — the two most powerful law enforcement officers in the country — are both black.  So, by Obama’s own definition (before he was elected President), he is a racist.  But again, this only applies in a lawful society, where the rules of logic still apply.  Again, under Obama, this is no longer a lawful society…

[NOTE: I no longer think of my voice as anything special.  There was a time when I believed I had something important to say, but not so much these days.  I write now because I feel driven to do so.  Something inside me will not let me rest until I post the pages you just read.  I’d just as soon not bother anymore.  It all seems like no one is listening and I do more harm than good.  So I have come to trust that whatever it is driving me has all this under control.  Personally, I believe it is God, but others may not.  All I ask is that, if anything I write helps you, or you think it might help others in any way, please, share this page.  Re-blog it, share it on FB or send the link to your friends.  So long as you feel it will do more good than harm, then please, use this page however you wish.  Thank you.]

Warning People Is Not ‘Defeatism’

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Lately, I have had a lot of people commenting that they think I am being a defeatist, and many of them are personal friends of mine.  Well, I’d like to share my point of view for a moment.

First, I am a Christian; a Christian who is trying hard to actually live the teachings of his faith instead of just claiming the name of Christ as though it were some magic cloak that will cover all sins.  It doesn’t, and it won’t.  So, while I pay attention to politics, I no longer place my trust in men.  I did that for far too long, as have most the rest of us.  Look where it has gotten us.  This year, we will chose between a corrupt politician and a corrupt businessman.  Either way, depending on our own wisdom has left us where we will knowingly vote for someone who know to be corrupt in hopes that they will end the corruption.  Well, I might be going way out on a limb here, but I think this is a mark of insanity.  This is why I have decided to actually live my faith and place my trust in God — just like our original founders did.

Now, before I can live my faith, I have to learn what it actually teaches me.  So I have not just been reading the Bible, but I have been studying it — hard.  I have been learning about the ancient Hebrew culture, and their language.  And I have been studying the nations which surrounded ancient Israel.  One of the things I have found is a pattern which repeats over and over throughout the record of God’s people.

First, God stands His people up, and places them in a nation where they can grow prosperous.  Then He protects them, and they become prosperous.  But, eventually, they start thinking they are the source of their own prosperity.  When this happens, they turn away from God.  God is patient, and He starts to warn them, but they usually ignore the warnings.  However, God is also perfect justice so, eventually, He passes judgment on them by turning them over to their own sinful desires.  When that happens, we always destroy ourselves.  Sometimes, however, when God’s people have become wicked enough, God actually sends others to destroy them.

Either way, the Lord wipes away the evil so that only the few who have been trying to cling to Him and His ways remain.  Then He rebuilds from out of this remnant.  If we read the Bible, we will find that it constantly tells us to remove the evil from among us.  This is the reason for the death penalty in Scripture.  It is like pulling weeds so they do not take over the garden.  And when God destroys His people, that is a lot like when a forest fire clears away the dead growth so that new growth can spring up and renew the forest.

Now, I do not know whether or not God is going to save this nation.  He may not.  After all, Israel is the eternal seat of God’s thrown on earth forever, and we are not Israel.  All I know is that the signs suggest we have past the point where a just God must give us over to the consequences of our infidelity.  There is nothing I can do about this.  Either God will save us out of the ashes or He won’t.  Even if He does, I may not survive what is coming.  It could be that none of us will.  All I know for sure is that Scripture is clear as to what I have to do.  If we see danger coming and we do not warn others, then their blood will be on our hands.  But if we see the danger and we warn them but they do not listen, then we are free from guilt.  So I do my best to warn those who will hear the message so that they may have time to turn back to the Lord in time to be saved before it is too late.  For after all, what is the span of this lifetime compared to that of eternity?

So, for me, there is no defeatism — just a realignment of what I consider to be a victory.  I will warn those who will listen, and urge those who already hear to cling tightly to the Truth.  I will live as Scripture commands me and leave the result to God — as Scripture tells me to do.  And I will trust God and His plan.  If I do this, then no matter what happens here in this world, I am assured a part in the final victory.  Now, if you call this defeatism, then so be it.  Just understand one last thing:

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[NOTE: I no longer think of my voice as anything special.  There was a time when I believed I had something important to say, but not so much these days.  I write now because I feel driven to do so.  Something inside me will not let me rest until I post the pages you just read.  I’d just as soon not bother anymore.  It all seems like no one is listening and I do more harm than good.  So I have come to trust that whatever it is driving me has all this under control.  Personally, I believe it is God, but others may not.  All I ask is that, if anything I write helps you, or you think it might help others in any way, please, share this page.  Re-blog it, share it on FB or send the link to your friends.  So long as you feel it will do more good than harm, then please, use this page however you wish.  Thank you.]

 

LESSONS IN LOGIC: FBI Director’s Statement Proves He Is IRRATIONAL!

In case you have not heard, the FBI Director has said “No Reasonable Prosecutor Would Bring Case Against Clinton.”  This statement proves he is irrational, and here is the evidence:

First, here is the story:

FBI Director: ‘No Reasonable Prosecutor Would Bring’ Case Against Clinton in Email Scandal

Now, please follow me for a minute.  Before Comey said they will not charge Hillary, he said this:

Comey said it was determined that 110 emails in the Clinton probe included classified information “at the time” they were sent or received and eight contained “top secret” information.

Dear reader, this was a statement of fact.  The FBI director said they have evidence that these 110 emails contained classified information.  What he did not say, but is also fact is that these 110 emails were found in the emails Clinton deleted.  You must understand what this means!

It is illegal to keep classified material on a private server.  Heck, it is illegal to have such material  outside of approved governmental, period!

It is illegal to send unsecured emails containing classified information.

It is illegal to destroy (i.e. delete) government documents.

It is illegal to conduct official government business without documenting your actions and preserving those documents.

All of this is a matter of law.  This means they have 440 counts they can prove against Hillary, and this is according to Comey’s own words!

First, intent is irrelevant.  You can break a law and go to jail without even knowing the law existed.  There are many people currently in prison who prove this is the case.  So dismiss Comey’s claim they need intent.  That is a lie.

All that should matter to a prosecutor is the evidence.  If you have evidence that 110 emails were involved, that is 110 charges there.  Then you have 3 other laws that were broken in the process, which generate another 330 individual charges (you get charged for each count, people).  Evidence means you can pursue a conviction.  What’s more, this is just the case for these 110 emails.  Comey actually said they have evidence that Hillary broke other laws, as well.  Now, with all of this available to them, how does one then say that no ‘reasonable’ prosecutor would charge Hillary?  The answer is simple: either Obama told Comey to give Hillary a pass, therby giving Obama cover, or Comey is irrational (because, clearly, he does not know what rational means).

Now, we all know that Bill was just talking about grand kids with the Attorney general, and that Obama is as clean as the driven snow — the media says so all the time.  Therefore, we are only left with one alternative: Comey is irrational.

Now, when will the Congress remove him?

BTW: in case you have ever wondered what it looks like to live in a country ruled by a corrupt, one-Party dictatorship, you are looking at it right now!  If this were not the case, the Republicans would be impeaching people, de-funding the Executive branch, removing judges, holding real hearings, and taking all sorts of other legal action aimed at preserving the Constitution — but they aren’t.  They just put on a good show while voting for the Democrat agenda.  That, dear reader, is one Party rule!

ADDENDUM
It may be that FBI Director, Comey, is as truthfully-challenged as the rest of this administration:

Peak FBI Corruption? Meet Bryan Nishimura, Found Guilty For “Removal And Retention Of Classified Materials”

What is shocking is that the FBI director was clearly ignoring the US code itself, where in Section 793, subsection (f),”Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information“, it makes it quite clear that intent is not a key consideration in a case like this when deciding to press charges, to wit:

Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

What is even more shocking is that according to Comey, “we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts.”

Well, we did. Here is the FBI itself, less than a year ago, charging one Bryan H. Nishimura, 50, of Folsom, who pleaded guilty to “unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials” without malicious intent, in other words precisely what the FBI alleges Hillary did

This video details a string of people who were prosecuted for doing exactly the same thing the FBI has said they can show Hillary did

And it’s not like this guy knows anything about prosecuting this sort of crime.  I mean, he only did it for a living:

Giuliani: FBI’s Comey Putting Hillary Clinton Above the Law

A criminal defense lawyer says she should have been charged:

Commentary: FBI director’s sleight of hand lets Clinton off the hook

[NOTE: I no longer think of my voice as anything special.  There was a time when I believed I had something important to say, but not so much these days.  I write now because I feel driven to do so.  Something inside me will not let me rest until I post the pages you just read.  I’d just as soon not bother anymore.  It all seems like no one is listening and I do more harm than good.  So I have come to trust that whatever it is driving me has all this under control.  Personally, I believe it is God, but others may not.  All I ask is that, if anything I write helps you, or you think it might help others in any way, please, share this page.  Re-blog it, share it on FB or send the link to your friends.  So long as you feel it will do more good than harm, then please, use this page however you wish.  Thank you.]

July 4th, 1776 — The Birth Of An EXCEPTIONAL Nation!

If you listen to those who claim to know better, they will tell you this is not an exceptional nation.  That it’s founders were just a bunch of old, rich white men looking to preserve their place of privilege.  They will even tell you that the nation was built entirely upon racism and slavery.  Well, this may surprise you, but they are correct!  This is a nation founded by old, rich white men who use racism and slavery to preserve their place of privilege.  But then, we are talking about the nation that Progressives have built, and not the nation which was born on July 4th, 1776.  Now that was an exceptional nation, and the men who founded it were exceptional men, but that nation died long ago.  If you have a moment, I’d like to tell you about that nation, and its founders — so that you will know the truth, and you can compare them to the old, rich white racists who keep you in slavery today so they can live comfortable lives of privilege.

First, you need to understand what I mean when I say that the original United States was an exceptional nation.  This is why knowing the definition of a word matters.  You see, today, the rich old white men who want to hold on to their power would like you to believe that when I say the original United States was exceptional, I am saying they were somehow better than the rest of the world.  They would have you believe that when I say such a thing, I am being arrogant, and looking down on all other nations.  But they are liars.  They know this is not what I mean when I say the United States was born an exceptional nation.  They just don’t want you to know the truth because, if you do, you may see that they are trying to force you back under the conditions that dominated the world before the United States changed it all.

You see, we are too far removed from the world of 1776.  Back then, the ‘rule of law’ and ‘democracy’ were just lofty ideals that people spoke about, but which only applied to the privileged few.  Even in England, the King still had power over Parliament, and the King could and did sell 1/3 of the world’s population to a corporation.  At this time, this was the norm.  Only the elite had rights.  Only the rich, powerful and well connected people had any sense of personal liberty.  Everyone else was a serf: owned by the State, and as easily ignored or discarded as any slave in America ever was.  That is how the entire world lived: under the tyranny of the well-to-do.  But the birth of the United States changed all of this.

The original founders actually believed in the notion that we are all created equal.  They did not believe there should be one set of laws for the well-to-do and another for the ‘commoners.’  They said so in the Declaration of Independence.  And because they looked to God for guidance, and founded this nation on His laws, this was  a nation where the individual’s rights and liberty were to be protected — no matter what his station in society.  In fact, if we would bother to read the Constitution, we will find that it specifically says that, in a legal matter where neither side can prove their case, that matter is to be decided in favor of the poorer man!  That is correct; it is in the Constitution — if you know where to look and what you are reading.  Read the Seventh Amendment.  It guarantees the right of a jury trial by common law.  Well, in 1776, common law dictated that if neither side could make their case, the case was to be decided in favor of the less wealthy person.  This — and many more things just like it — is what made the nation our original founders created an exception to the rule: they created the first nation where the elite would not lord over the common man.  Where the law would protect the common man, and government would exist solely to see that this was done in a fair and impartial manner.  But the rich old white men of today do not want you to know that our founders believed in such things.

Now that we understand that America — as it was originally founded — was an exception to the whole of human history before it, let us look at some other lies we have been told.

First, we have people telling you that the original founders were just a bunch of old, rich white guys.  Well, many of them were old, but not all of them were.  Jefferson was only 33, as were Thomas Stone and James Wilson.  Thomas Heyward was 30, as was Dr. Benjamin Rush.  Heck, Thomas Lynch, Jr. was only 26, and so was Edward Rutledge.  In fact, the average age of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence was only 44!  Now compare that to the average age of the rich old white men in Congress today.  In 2009, the average age in the House was 57 and the Senate was 63!  OK, so exactly how is 44 old, while 57 and 63 isn’t?

But what about the claim that the founders were all rich?  Well, Samuel Adams sure wasn’t.  In fact, he was so poor, when he was elected to Congress, his constituents bought him that red suit you see in his famous portrait — so he wouldn’t embarrass them in Congress!  Jefferson was in debt the majority of his life.  Two were ministers, three were doctors and one was a farmer.  In fact, the majority were either merchants or lawyers, and just as today, not all businessmen and lawyers are wealthy.  So to just assume they were all ‘rich’ is a fallacy.  It simply was not true.  Yes, many were, but then, many were not — especially by our standards of ‘rich’ today.  However, the rich old white guys in Congress today have an estimated net worth of $7 billion dollars!  That is an average of $130 million per person!

We are also told that the original founders were racist slave owners.  Well, it’s true: some of them were racists, and some did own slave — but only 15 of the 56, and of those 15, several wanted to but could not free their slaves because it was illegal for them to do so in their State!  That’s correct.  Several of the men who signed the Declaration and owned slaves wanted to, but could not free their slaves because the laws in their State forbid it.  Thomas Jefferson is one of those men!  This means only 26% of the men who signed the Declaration owned slaves.  This hardly constitutes sufficient cause to accuse the other 74% of being racists!  What’s more, when some of these same men helped to write the Constitution, they used the 3/5th Clause to insure that slavery would eventually come to an end in this country.  Yes!  That’s correct: the 3/5th Clause was not about declaring a black man 3/5 of a white, but about making sure the slave States would eventually be too weak to over-rule the free States in Congress!  What’s more, Frederick Douglas is among those who said so:

Oh, and about Jefferson being a slave owner.  Did you know that in his original draft of the Declaration, he devoted an entire paragraph to the condemnation of the King for forcing slavery on the Colonies, and for refusing to allow the Colonies to end slavery?  It’s true.  You should read it sometime.  Now, compare all of this to the rich white men in Congress today.  They are racists.  They use race as a weapon every day, and they keep minorities enslaved through welfare programs.  By making people dependent upon government, they have put minorities back on the plantation, they’ve just done it in a way that prevents the dependent from seeing they are slaves again.  And don’t for a moment think these people in Congress are not racists.  They are.  The Progressive movement was founded in racism.  Look into Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ and other Progressive icons such as Margaret Sanger.  You will find racism every bit the equal of the NAZI’s, only where the original founders sought to end slavery and make all men equal before the law, our modern founders see racism as a means of perpetuating the new political slavery that keeps them in power.

The truth — the real truth — is that the men who originally founded this nation were largely opposed to slavery, and they eventually changed the attitude of the nation.

The Founding Fathers and Slavery

So who were our original founders?  Well, Paul Harvey gave us this story about them:

 

And we have this:

The Men Who Singed The Declaration Of Independence

Now, if you look this up, the very first thing you will find is a piece by Snopes telling you it is only partially true.  First of all, I find it interesting that this is at the top of the search results.  But more than that, if you read the Snopes piece with a critical eye, you will see that much of what Snopes claims is not true is actually spin by Snopes.  For example: Snopes explains away the founders who lost personal property in the Revolution by saying that sort of thing happens in war.  Snopes also says that the founders who were captured and tortured did not die at the hands of the British.  But neither of Snopes excuses is the point.  Several of the founders did lose property.  Several were tortured.  Some did lose family members in the war.  Others did suffer hardship and loss due to service in the war.  The point is that all of this was because they signed the Declaration.  If they hadn’t, they most likely would have never suffered these losses.  But they did sign, knowing full well that when they did, they would be facing the very real possibility of being hung as traitors.  Now, compare that to the rich old white men in Congress today.  How many of them do anything that puts one penny of their money or one hair on their head in harms way?

This brings us full circle: back to the founders of the new America — the Progressive America.  The nation in which we live today is run by people who do not answer to the very laws they force upon us.  They are above the law.  They only face legal sanction when they fall out of favor with their fellow elites.  Otherwise, they are no different than the lords who ruled over the serfs before 1776 changed the world.  These new elite are still racists, they just hide it behind a mask.  They pretend to be crusading against racism, but look at what they actually do: they label and divide according to the color of your skin.  That, my dear reader, is racism!  And they are also slave owners; they’ve just changed the way slavery is practiced.  They no longer need to burden themselves with taking care of you like masters on old.  Today, they give you just enough to survive, then tell you to vote for them if you want more.  Once they get you into this political plantation, they own you as surely as anyone ever owned slaves in 1776.  And all of this is so the new founders can stay rich and in charge.

No, the original founders were not perfect, but they shot for a perfect ideal of how things should be, and they created a system designed to help us achieve that goal — at least as close to achieving it as humans can come.  By doing so, they showed themselves to be exceptional people, and they created an exceptional nation.  But, alas, that nation is no more, and our new founders do not want you to remember it, let alone remember it as it actually was.  Because, if you do that — if you remember America and her founders as they were, and were meant to be — why then you might just wake up and realize that the old order our original founders broke away from has seized control over us again.  And if we see that they have made us slaves once more, and we can look back at men who built a nation that showed us there is a better way, why we might just do to our new masters what the original founders did to their old ones.  We might just throw off their chains, and then where would those rich old white men in Washington DC be?  What would they do if they actually had to survive on their own merit for a change?

[NOTE: I no longer think of my voice as anything special.  There was a time when I believed I had something important to say, but not so much these days.  I write now because I feel driven to do so.  Something inside me will not let me rest until I post the pages you just read.  I’d just as soon not bother anymore.  It all seems like no one is listening and I do more harm than good.  So I have come to trust that whatever it is driving me has all this under control.  Personally, I believe it is God, but others may not.  All I ask is that, if anything I write helps you, or you think it might help others in any way, please, share this page.  Re-blog it, share it on FB or send the link to your friends.  So long as you feel it will do more good than harm, then please, use this page however you wish.  Thank you.]